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These irresistible sprouts are a holiday favorite but too tasty to serve just once a year. The recipe is easily halved for smaller gatherings or an everyday family meal.

With all of your breakfast favorites like pancakes and maple syrup, eggs and sausage, this easy breakfast casserole is ideal for entertaining or just a lazy weekend morning at home. Use any kind of sausage you like, including turkey, chicken or veggie breakfast...

Making this spiced tea from scratch is easier than you might think. You'll appreciate how the spicy fragrances fill your kitchen. Use any milk or non-dairy substitute you like and serve it hot or over ice.

This spicy blend is perfect for Jersey Boneless Short Rib steak, the new cut dreamed up by our 2012 Best Butcher Competition winner Armand Ferrante. Recipe provided courtesy of Chef Tim Byres, owner/chef of Smoke and Chicken Scratch restaurants in Dallas....

Breakfast tacos are a favored morning staple in Texas. This version is a cinch to make at home and packed with crab meat, fluffy scrambled eggs and crisp bacon. Top with salsa if you wish.

Here's a deliciously spicy drink that's a great apéritif for Mexican food or any casual meal. We suggest using an amber beer, but light beers will work wonderfully as well.

Melt this concentrated compound butter over grilled steaks, toss it with flame-kissed veggies or freeze some for a burst of summer flavor in the winter months. Use very ripe, very red tomatoes for best color and flavor.

Drink this thick and satisfying homemade tomato juice well chilled. Spiked with fresh lemon juice, celery seed and Tabasco, it's perfectly savory alone, or use it as the ideal base for a fresh Bloody Mary.

Here's a delicious alternative to fried fish that gets its great crunch from toasted panko bread crumbs.

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Spicy poblano peppers join red and green bell peppers to add zing and flavor to this traditional recipe. If your cornbread is extremely fresh, allow it to dry out a bit before using.

A simple batter bakes up into a light (and not too sweet) cake which is perfectly complemented by the buttery caramelized pineapple topping. 

As a tribute to the origins of chocolate, this creamy and spicy hot cocoa is perfect to warm and soothe the soul.

Thanks to the reader who sent in the recipe for this pasta dish full of bright and unexpected flavors. She says, "My kids and I can whip this up in ten minutes! They love to take it for lunch." Sounds like a great idea to us.

Spice rubs are an easy way to quickly add dynamic flavor to meat and vegetables, especially before grilling. Look for them on the shelves with other spices and near the meat and fish counters.

Grilling summer vegetables gives them a smoky sophistication we don't often associate with zucchini and yellow squash. Pile the veggies on top of crisp whole wheat tortillas for an easy seasonal feast.

We've updated this classic party dip with low fat variations of its essential creamy components. This dip can easily be prepared a day ahead, covered and chilled. Bake just before serving and enjoy piping hot with toasted baguette or crackers.

A holiday favorite, this pecan pie is made with pure maple syrup.

Serve this hearty soup with toasted dark bread, thinly sliced apple and a seasonal green salad. To learn how to make this recipe, watch the Secret Ingredient cooking show.

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